Archive for March, 2010

The Return of the Caption Contest

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Engagement day 001 It's been a while since we've had a caption contest, but there are a couple of great photos coming up. Here's a doozy for you.  Post the entries as comments here.  Our team of judges will choose the winner on Friday, April 2.  The top entry will receive a City Coach t-shirt. 

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Alberto Arroyo, Pioneering Jogger, Dies at 94 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

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Alberto Arroyo claimed to be the first person to jog around the Central Park Reservoir, and by the time he died in a Manhattan nursing home at 94 on Thursday, who could dispute him? What is certain is that generations of runners came to treasure the leathery-skinned gentleman with flowing white hair and matching mustache as a peculiarly New York institution.

via www.nytimes.com

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Retreat But Never Surrender

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A friend is putting on a fitness retreat in Jamaica next month.  Here's the info.

The retreat
will take place in Negril Jamaica from April 28, 2010 – May 3, 2010.  All of the proceeds from the trip will
be donated to an awesome local Jamaican charitable organization called
HELP Jamaica (Help Establish Library Projects in Jamaica), an
organization that establishes and supports library and education projects
in economically depressed areas in Jamaica ...

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Anyone Can Win 5k

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One of the things I'm always preaching to my runners is the need to be aware and "tuned in" while running. Aside from the safety issue, it's one of the reasons why I generally don't love folks running with headphones.  Well, here's a chance to see how well you've been listening to your body.  Our friends at JackRabbit are putting on a novel race on Tuesday April 13th at 7pm.  This race will not be won by the
fastest runner, ...

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Dear A$$hole: I Want to Kill You Tony Kornheiser

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Dear A$$hole: I Want to Kill You Tony Kornheiser

Dear Mr. Kornheiser:

I want to kill you. OK, maybe just tap you.

Last week, you stepped in it again Tony. Referring to cyclists, you said, “And they all, my God, with their water bottles in the back, and their stupid hats, and their shiny shorts, they’re the same kind of disgusting posers that in a snowstorm come out with cross-country skis on your block. Run them down.” Yes, you advocated running down cyclists. Pretty big talk from a man sitting in ...

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Abdi and Josh Go To High School

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014A good time was had by all at the Dalton School yesterday as Nike, Abdi Abdirahman and Josh Rohatinsky paid a visit to the High School.  After being introduced by Skeery Jones of Z100, Abdi and Josh spoke to the assembly, with yours truly as the moderator for the event.  They discussed their proudest accomplishments, most embarrassing moments, and how they got started running.  Plus ...

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Spring Cycling Festival at Ride Brooklyn this Weekend

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Our friends at Ride Brooklyn are hosting a Spring Cycling Festival March 19-21. Come join the Brooklyn bike community for a weekend dedicated to all things bike. In addition to the best prices on all bikes and snowboards for the year, they will host clinics and guest speakers to support commuters, racers and bicycle-loving families.
Kicking off the weekend, police from the 78th precinct will be on hand to register bikes. Saturday morning, the Bicycle Program Coordinator from the Department ...
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Bronx Cyclist Killed

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Megan tour de bx Megan Charlop (pictured to the left with her daughter), a veteran public health advocate who worked at Montefiore Medical Center for over 25 years was killed this morning while riding her bike to work.  In ...

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Typical Weekend for Chris Solarz

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Runtherock Chris Solarz (pictured here with Emily Kindlon after they each won Run the Rock in 2008) had a busy couple of days last weekend. On Saturday Chris was first in the Providence stair climb (after catching the 2:30am train from NYC). Then Sunday he was second at the Rockefeller Center Climb, hopped on an Amtrak to Philly and won the CFF climb there a few ...

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Curacao Training Camp 2010

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Curacao swim We have returned from the 2010 version of the Doug Stern Swim Camp in Curacao.  Here are a few highlights (and lowlights.)

After a two-day weather related delay, the coaching staff (Boris Talan, Vlad Bartchouk, Mike Halstead and yours truly) made it out of NYC and down to the beautiful island of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles on the afternoon of Sunday, February 21. ...

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